Skin Problems

AP Health -  - Family Medicine

AP Health

Family Medicine located in Clifton, NJ

Skin problems like acne, rashes, and bumps can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and aggravating. Unfortunately, skin problems don’t usually abate without treatment — in fact, they often grow worse. Before your skin problems turn into an infection or become a chronic issue, reach out to the experienced team at AP Health in Clifton, New Jersey. With a background as a dermatologist, the doctor can help you with the specialized treatment you need now. Book online or by phone today.

Skin Problems Q & A

What are the most common skin problems?

Skin problems can encompass a huge range of issues, including: 

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • New moles
  • Actinic keratosis (precancerous skin lesions)
  • Rashes
  • Warts
  • Skin tags

The most important thing to know about skin problems is that most of them require professional treatment. Some milder skin problems, like occasional acne, might fade away with good skin care at home, but most problems need a solution stronger than what over-the-counter products can offer. 

At AP Health, the doctor has an extensive background in dermatology, and the whole team is well-educated in the effective treatment of skin problems. The AP Health team offers tailored treatments for all types of skin problems to help you enjoy healthy, clear skin long-term.

How do I know if a skin growth is cancerous?

If you have new skin growth, or if you have a mole that changes in appearance, it’s important to have your AP Health physician evaluate it as soon as you can. 

When a skin growth is potentially cancerous, your doctor can perform a biopsy to check it. Usually, a biopsy is as simple as a small skin scraping to get a sample of the suspicious skin cells. Sometimes, your doctor might need to remove a small tissue sample with a scalpel, but they’ll numb your skin first to maintain your comfort. 

How does skin-lesion removal work?

If you have a skin-lesion requiring removal, like a precancerous growth, a mole, a wart, or something else, your AP Health doctor can perform minor surgical removal on-site. 

In electrosurgery, your doctor uses a mild electrical current to heat the targeted tissue before removing it. Electrosurgery can enhance surgical precision and minimize bleeding. 

Another option is cryosurgery, in which your AP Health doctor applies liquid nitrogen to the target tissue. The extreme cold freezes the growth, which causes it to wither and fall off within a few weeks.

Your AP Health physician will find the ideal treatment plan for your skin lesion removal. All the treatments are minimally invasive or noninvasive, and there’s no downtime afterward. 

To get help for any type of skin problem, you can rely upon the experienced AP Health team. Use the online scheduler or call the office for your appointment now.